Weather & Climate Intro to Weather Clip Adapted for Abney 4th graders by F. Matthews
Weather • the condition of the air at a certain time and a certain place.
Climate • The weather of a place averaged over a long period of time.
What are two major factors of weather and climate? • Precipitation • Temperature
Precipitation – • the amount of water that falls • Liquid water = rain • Frozen water = snow or sleet or hail Rain Clip
Humidity • The amount of moisture in the air
How much of earth’s surface is covered by water? • Three quarters of earth’s surface is covered by water.
What is the most important factor in determining the climate of a place? • Location of a place determines its climate North Pole Tropics
What are three factors that affect weather & climate? • Elevation • Distance from the equator • Distance from a large body of water
Elevation • How high a place is above sea level
Four Types of Climates • Tropical • Temperate • Subarctic • Polar